IFES(549) Immunofixation, Serum

Test Code
IFES(549)

Quest Code
549

CPT Codes
86334

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Patient Preparation
Overnight fasting is preferred

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months

Methodology
Immunofixation

Setup Schedule
Set up: Sun-Fri; Report available: 4-6 days

Reference Range
No monoclonal proteins detected

Clinical Significance
Monoclonal increases in IgG or IgA are often associated with diseases such as multiple myeloma, lymphomas or leukemia. A monoclonal increase in IgM is commonly associated with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042



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